Unions, Break-ups and Special Relationships: Aspects of Irish-German-UK Relations - Foundation Office United Kingdom and Ireland
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung were delighted to co-host the 18th International Conference in Irish-German Studies “Unions, Break-ups and Special Relationships – Aspects of the Irish-German-UK Relationships”, organised by the Centre for Irish-German Studies (CIGS) at the University of Limerick in November 2021. The publication contains a selection of the contributions from the conference and additional papers: a range of different perspectives, issues and opportunities on the cultural and political relationships between Germany, Ireland and the UK.
The peer reviewed volume entitled, "Unions, Break-Ups and Special Relationships: Aspects of Irish-German-UK Relations" (Trier: WVT, 2022) was launched in Belfast in November 2022 by H.E. Cord Meier-Klodt German Ambassador to Ireland
Matthias Barner (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, United Kingdom & Ireland) Foreword
Paul Carmichael, Gisela Holfter Introductory Notes on Unions, Break-ups and Special Relationships – Aspects of Irish-German-UK Relations
The first part of the volume is entitled ‘Academia and Languages: BritishGerman Relations and British Studies in Germany/German Studies in the UK as well as IrishGerman Relations and German Studies in Ireland and Irish Studies in Germany ’. It maps the respective areas of German, Irish and British Studies in the different constituencies and with increased focus on respective bilateral relations.
Nicola McLelland German Teaching and German Studies in the UK: A Snapshot after Brexit and Mid-Pandemic
Marieke Krajenbrink German Studies in the Republic of Ireland
Pól Ó Dochartaigh German at the Northern Irish Universities
Gisela Holfter Reflections on Irish-German Studies in Theory and Practice
Katharina Rennhak Irish Studies in Germany Today: A Report
Gesa Stedman German-British Relations? The Centre for British Studies Revisited
Marius Guderjan German-British Relations Post Brexit
Paul Gillespie British-Irish Studies: Change and Cooperation
The second part is entitled ‘Reflecting Europe and the European Union in Ireland North and South after Brexit, (Re-)Unification in the Past and in the Future and the Situation in Northern Ireland ’. This section includes reflections regarding Europe and its relationship to Ireland, North and South, German unification as well as past and future relationships between Ireland and Northern Ireland, and within Northern Ireland itself.
Joachim Fischer Where is Europe in Irish Education? A Plaidoyer for a Revival of European Studies in Irish Schools after Brexit
Jürgen Pelzer When Hope and History (Might) Rhyme: Reflections of the “Wende” in East and West German Poetry between 1989 and 1992
John Coakley The Partition of Ireland: Perspectives on the Future
Edward Moxon-Browne Brexit and Irish Unity: Festina Lente?
Katy Hayward Making and Breaking Unions: The Unintended Consequences of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland
James W. McAuley Changing Cultures and Identity? Politics in Post-Brexit Northern Ireland Oran Doyle Irish Unification: Constitutional Modalities and Adaptati
Limited copied of the publication are available through the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung UK and Ireland office. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The publications can also be obtained in German bookshops.